Leverage: A multiplication of the Initial Margin by x to give the total position value.
Wallet: A storage for private and public blockchain keys to access, receive, or spend cryptocurrencies.
Lightning Network: The second layer protocol on a blockchain like Bitcoin that solves scalability issue enabling users to make fast and small cryptocurrency transactions.
Time in Force (TIF)
Time in Force: A special instruction used when placing an order to indicate how long it will remain active before it is executed or expires.
Profit and Loss (PNL)
Profit and Loss (PNL): A calculation of a possible or actual profit or loss of a position on the exchange.
Auto-Deleveraging (ADL): A loss covering system, that automatically deleverages opposing traders’ positions by profit and leverage priority. It is triggered when the Insurance Fund is insufficient to cover the loss.
Litecoin (LTC): The first altcoin – cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin – created as a result of the first successful Hard Fork of the Bitcoin blockchain.
Bitcoin Taproot/Schnorr upgrade: A Soft Fork proposed for the Bitcoin blockchain to improve fungibility, functionality of Smart Contracts, and privacy by making all transactions appear the same to external blockchain observers.
Ethereum: An open-source network with its own Internet browser, a coding language built on a decentralized blockchain which serves as a platform for building applications (DApp). Ethereum has its native cryptocurrency – Ether (ETH).
Conditional Order: An instruction to buy or sell that is executed at a trigger price and is used to take profit, limit loss or open a position at a desired price.
Perpetual Contract: A type of Futures Contract which doesn’t have an expiration date or settlement.
Liquidation: An automatic closing of the position due to a significant Margin loss.
Maintenance Margin: A minimum amount of a trader’s money he needs to keep his position open.
Liquid Network: A parallel network that runs as a sidechain of Bitcoin enabling fast and confidential transactions of large amounts of cryptocurrency.
Security Token: A digital representation of a tradable asset or a utility on a blockchain that derives its value from that asset.
Dual-Price Mechanism: A condition when Liquidation is triggered by an average market price and not the Last Traded Price of the exchange.
Halving: A process of dividing the generated reward for mining the cryptocurrency like Bitcoin block in half.
Funding and Funding Rate
Funding: The periodic interest payments between traders which aim to keep the Last Traded Price as close to the Index Price as possible.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Relative Strength Index (RSI): One of the momentum price chart indicators that serves to predict the future Bitcoin price movements and determine the bullish and bearish trends.
Mining: Using computational power to solve complex cryptographic algorithms on a blockchain in order to get block rewards in a form of digital coins.
Margin Trading: 100x Leverage
Margin (Leveraged) Trading: Purchase and sale of a financial asset, like cryptocurrency, using Leverage to open larger positions with a small collateral amount in order to profit from the market swings.
Tether (USDT): A fiat collateralized stablecoin which value is backed by the US dollar issued by Tether Limited.
Stop Loss: An automatic order to fully or partially close the position at a certain pre-set price better than the Liquidation Price to prevent further loss.
Take Profit: An automatic order to fully or partially close the position at a pre-set price with an acceptable profit.
Insurance Fund: A balance on the exchange, filled by the Remaining Margin of a position liquidated at a price better than the Bankruptcy Price, and used to cover the loss from a position closed at a price worse than the Bankruptcy Price.
Ethereum Ice Age
Ethereum Ice Age: A mining difficulty adjustment that was proposed to ensure the whole Ethereum blockchain community switches from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism.
Bankruptcy: A condition when a trader loses all his Initial Margin during the event of Liquidation.
Mark Price and Index Price
Mark Price: The average market price (Index Price) + a decaying Funding Basis.
Index Price: The average price index of a cryptocurrency on major exchanges.
Margin, Isolated and Cross-Margin
Margin: A part of the total position value that belongs to the trader.
Limit Order: An instruction to buy or sell on an exchange at a specific pre-set price or better.
Smart Contracts: A computer protocol on a blockchain that regulates the terms of an agreement between two parties. The contract is controlled by the code and is only triggered by the circumstance of execution, which eliminates the third party from participation.
Market Order: An instruction to buy or sell “right now” at the market price.
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